Wasn’t that a nice little respite yesterday? I thought it was, if for no other reason than talking about Infinilaw and its burgeoning collapse brought joy to my otherwise dreary day. There’s always an upside to a law school just failing so spectacularly, especially when it’s associated with another law school that just can’t help but fail so damn spectacularly.
Alright, so, first things first, you may notice I’m making my headlines safe for work. This was by request. Apparently there are some nervous nellies in the world who are concerned about things like “What if the firm sees what I’m posting on my Twitter” and such. I get it. I do. Believe it or not, I have a professional Twitter and such as well, I just don’t really post shit to it because seriously, who wants to get their clients from Twitter? As a lawyer, I can’t type a damn thing in 140 characters or less. As the Boozy Barrister, however, I have the freedom to post whatever I damn well please up until the moment I get sued.
So there, all you Sensitive-fucking-Sallies out there. You can now share the headline without worrying about what your bosses think until they read the post. I do want to point out, though, that my posts were shared by Federal Magistrate Judges, goddammit.
Next thing I know, you assholes will want me to start putting trigger warnings on shit.
So, that said, today’s the last part in my three part series: “Negotiation, How the Fuck Does It Work?” Part 1 was all about how the concept of principled negotiation is taught in law school, and you can find it here. Part 2 focuses on negotiation styles that are going to drive you out of your goddamn mind, and you’ll find that one here. So now we know, right, and that’s half the goddamn battle. But you know what the other half of the battle is?
Not being the sole fucking reason a case doesn’t settle.
Continue reading “Negotiation, How the [Expletive Deleted] Does It Work? Part 3: Don’t be the problem.”